Saint Molua

Molua, or Lugidus, Saint, belonging to the second order of Irish saints, nourished in the 6th century. He was of a distinguished Munster family. His father was Carthach, and his mother Sochla. He became a disciple of Comgall of Bangor, about 559. Having entered the monastic state, he founded an establishment at Clonfert (now Kyle,[192] in the Queen's County), to which numbers of monks flocked from various parts. Killaloe (Kill-da-lua, church of Lua) was probably so named after this saint. He died early in the 7th century. His festival is the 4th of August.


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